The Atalanta, in quarantine due to the spread of Valencia

first_imgThis afternoon, the Nerazzurro group published a statement announcing the “home insulation” and the “respect for hygiene standards“mandatory after the news from Valencia, Gasperini’s last rival in the Champions League.A necessary measure, with which they reach seven sets of the calcium in quarantine right now: In addition to the Bergamaschi, Juventus, Inter, Sampdoria, Verona, Fiorentina and Udinese. Eleven, on the other hand, the infected soccer players: Rugani, Gabbiadini, Colley, Thorsby, Ekdal, La Gumina, Vlahovic, Cutrone, Pezzella, Depaoli and Bereszynski. The Atalanta, despite living in Lombardy, the region with the most COVID-19 infections at the moment in the world, does not yet have players suffering from the new disease in their ranks. However, paradoxically, will have to be quarantined due to the outbreak of coronavirus that Valencia is suffering.last_img read more

The reasons that bring Mbappé closer to and away from Madrid

first_imgMbappé remains the proper name in the short term in Madrid’s strategy. Contract ends in 2022 with PSG and is the footballer around whom Florentino Pérez wants to build a new project after the current generation has conquered four Champions in five seasons, three in a row with Zidane. The events derived from the coronavirus crisis are conditioning this Real Madrid strategy. The following are the reasons for and against Madrid in its purpose given the situation. -The PSG project loses muscle.The economic crisis is going to affect a lot of clubs built on the basis of a checkbook that do not have much base as a youth team or as a club. PSG is a tower of babel, a team made with a checkbook, and this crisis may affect it more with the flight of some players. This will affect your goal of finally winning the Champions League. Let us not forget that the purpose of Mbappé is to be seen in the maximum competition in order to win the Ballon d’Or one day. Madrid does provide that visibility. … AND WHICH REMOVES YOU– Madrid is due to its accounts.It is evident that the coronavirus crisis will not only affect PSG in this matter. It will also affect Madrid, which will also walk with lead feet on this issue. You wouldn’t get into doing any operation without perfectly clear numbers for one main reason. In Madrid (as in the other sports clubs, Barça, Athletic and Osasuna) it is the Board of Directors that is responsible for possible losses in the income statement. Madrid is not a bottomless pit and revenues are going to fall, it is not yet known how much.-The salary will be more adjusted.Madrid let Mbappé escape in the summer of 2017, when he already had him tied up (as revealed by the papers leaked by Football Leakes, as he slipped from Real Madrid himself, because he was asking, at 19 years old, a salary of 12 million net that broke Madrid’s salary scale. Currently Bale and Ramos are the ones that charge the most, 14.5 net. The French star now charges at PSG around 10 net … Madrid will not be able to give much more than that to a newcomer.-More money in advertising.-It may be that raising his salary is difficult for Madrid, But what it will give you is much more cache for advertising brands. Madrid is a reef, the best-known club on the planet, and all footballers take advantage of it. You will get more money in sponsors.center_img REASONS THAT BRING YOU CLOSER-PSG has stopped its renewal.Up to twice Mbappe has already rejected the PSG renewal proposals that have come to her father in the last two months. Now, curious, in the face of the first wave of the coronavirus tsunami and as reported by the French media, It is PSG itself who has stopped this proposal until the picture is clarified. Very positive for Madrid. Its main purpose is precisely that Mbappé does not renew to undertake his signing at the right time, when PSG is forced to sell it or let him go the following summer.-Al Khelaifi wants to cut wages.It is inevitable in all European football. The clubs have stopped making a lot of money, especially for television rights, and a drop in wages will be inevitable. Al Khelaifi has already slipped it. It is useless for PSG to have a state behind, Qatar, because the UIEFA and FIFA are very aware of the Financial Fair Play. The problem, moreover, is that Mbappé’s salary at PSG is not high, 20.8 million euros gross, since he signed when he was only 19 years old.last_img read more

Wimbledon will receive 114 million euros for its pandemic insurance

first_imgThe cancellation of Wimbledon 2020 will not be such a tough monetary blow for the group of the match. As reported by The Occasions newspaper, The All England Membership will receive £ 100m (€ 114m) as insurance towards pandemics after the cancellation of the match for the primary time since World Warfare II.Wimbledon is the one one of many 4 Grand Slam which have such a insurance in case of a pandemic. The match group took this step, for which it pays 1.7 million annually, following issues in regards to the unfold of the SARS virus in 2003. These 114 million euros signify a cushion that cushions the financial harm brought on by the cancellation of Wimbledon, which anticipated to exceed 284 million euros in income. that the group registered within the 2018 version.This additional highlights lRoland Garros’ drastic choice to maneuver the match to September 20, only one week after the US Open. The Parisian Grand Slam doesn’t have such a insurance and, if it’s not disputed, it might imply losses of greater than 260 million of euros.last_img read more

Operation tightening the belt

first_imgAnd the place does this sale come from? That is the a million query. The straightforward factor can be to reply that the gamers decrease their salaries, however the contracts are signed and if there may be not even an settlement between the events, they might be void. The answer, which isn’t straightforward both, is in attempt to place gamers with excessive chips by others who cost much less, both signed or who come from the quarry.At the outset, what we’re going to attempt to substantiate is a normal discount in all membership bills. The operation tightening the belt will have an effect on all ranges of the entity. Se will renegotiate with suppliers, journey bills shall be restricted, templates shall be adjusted (for instance, in basketball you might go from the present 16 chips to the minimal 14) and you’ll take a look at the cent on every bill. Antoni Rossich’s time as normal supervisor of the membership (2010) through which Shade photocopies had been stopped and the govt himself stopped by the amenities to see if the lights had been off and appeared to be returning.From the membership they affirm that this won’t have an effect on the sports activities undertaking. Vice President Cardoner affirmed on the ESPN Community this week that “we are going to preserve excellence” and from the places of work they affirm that they’re looking for to extend revenues by different means comparable to the manufacturing firm Barça Studios. Sure, For gamers from different groups to reach, it’s important that they land, charging lower than others who’re going to go away the area free. And there don’t appear to be many keen to go away. From the first second of the disaster at Barça they noticed that the financial affect on the entity was going to be monumental. That’s the reason a disaster cupboard was created led by President Bartomeu, CEO Òscar Grau and the director {of professional} sports activities, Albert Soler, who managed the ERTE with the workers, which was accomplished with the first workforce downgrade settlement. Now, after seven weeks in alarm and with the horizon of competitions with out an viewers at finest, it’s time to tighten the belt. Barça executives and executives are working to arrange a funds for the subsequent tutorial 12 months, which shall be over 250 million lower than the one accepted for the present one and which won’t be met. Onerous instances and financial savings are coming.One in all the chapters the place you’ll have to put the scissors the most is in the membership’s wage mass. At the starting of this season with a funds of 1047 million, the membership had deliberate to dedicate 65 % of it to salaries, that’s 680 million. The forecasts for subsequent 12 months are to decrease that 65 to 60 %, however in a funds that shall be round 750 million. In different phrases, roughly 450 million can be devoted to wages, 230 lower than this season.last_img read more

Regional cricket’s top two clash at Sabina

first_imgCaptains Paul Palmer Jr and Leon Johnson of the Jamaica Scorpions and Guyana Jaguars, respectively, are both expressing confidence heading into their WICB First-Class Championship top-of-the-table clash at Sabina Park today.Undefeated Jaguars are putting their 100 per cent win record on the line against second-place Scorpions, who after a defeat in their opener away to Barbados Pride, has rebounded to post three straight wins.”It should be a very good game of cricket,” said Palmer, whose team will be going for three from three at Sabina Park this season.”We are at home, and whenever we are at home, we are always confident, and put our best foot forward.”Scheduled for a 10 a.m. the encounter will see Jamaica attempting to build on victories over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Windward Islands Volcanoes and Leeward Islands Hurricanes.last_img read more

Grenadian James posts world-leading time in 400 metres

first_img Good experience DES MOINES, Iowa, (CMC): Grenada’s Olympic champion Kirani James produced a world-leading time to win the men’s 400 metres at the Drake Relays here on Friday night, and continued his fine start to the new international season. The 23-year-old stormed to 44.08 seconds – the second fastest time ever run in the first four months of a year – to edge American nemesis, former World and Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt, who was timed at 44.22. James’s fellow countryman Bralon Taplin claimed third in 44.92. “It shows that I’m on course to do some great things so long as I don’t take anything for granted and keep on doing the right things for the rest of this season,” James said following the performance. “I’m happy with the time, I’m happy with the performance, and I’m just happy to be here at Drake. I always have a good experience here, so all is well.” On a chilly day at Drake Stadium, James showed little negative effects from the weather. Running out of lane five, with Merritt in lane four, James held a narrow lead heading into the final 100 metres and managed to hold on despite Merritt nearly pulling level. The win came against the backdrop of James’s impressive 44.36 run at the Bahamas Invitational in Nassau two weeks ago, and sent a strong warning to his rivals, with attention already on the Summer Olympics in Rio. James, who dominated the London 2012 event but finished third at the Beijing World Championships last year, said he was much more prepared for this year’s showpiece. “Now is a lot different. I understand the event a lot better. I know the athletes more,” he said. “It’s a lot more technical … people look out for you to perform, and that’s part of it.”last_img read more

Weir can pull off another surprise

first_imgWarren Weir is no stranger to pulling a surprise.In 2012, not many persons expected him to make Jamaica’s team to the Olympic Games in London much less win a bronze medal in the 200m there. He would later show it was no fluke with a silver medal upgrade at the World Championships in Moscow a year later.Two years later, Weir again finds himself in a position where not much is really expected of him, but, according to the 25-year-old sprinter, that’s just the way he likes it.To be fair, Weir has not had the best of seasons so far and, in fact, last year wasn’t exactly anything to shout about either. In fact, the sprinter has only posted one sub-20 seconds time in the 200m since the start of last season and has not looked anything close to his 19.79 seconds calibre.Nonetheless, Weir says he is not too bothered with his form coming into these championships and revels in the opportunity to again prove his doubters wrong, as he gears up to compete at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China.”Whenever there is doubt towards me, it gives a platform to prove them wrong, and that gives you a boost and an energy to strive towards that, and I have definitely been proving people wrong since day one,” said Weir yesterday. “I’m just looking forward to the competition and to putting together a good performance for myself and my country.TOUGH INDIVIDUAL”I am a tough individual. I am very focused and it doesn’t matter what’s happening around me, I will definitely go for what is out there and I wont let any other person’s times get me scared. I always do my best and try to get on the podium,” added a defiant Weir.The sprinter pointed to a knee issue after the Commonwealth Games last year and another setback ahead of this year’s New York Diamond League as reasons for his flat months but believes he has enough in him to make an impression inside the Bird’s Nest.”It’s not so much of a concern because it’s not like I had only one sub-20 time while being injury free. I have had a lot of injuries so I’m not worried about it. I know when everything is fixed we will see a lot more sub-20s,” Weir said. “I’d like to think that I am at a good enough place where I can go out there and put on a wonderful performance after a long season … . It has been a bittersweet season, but I’m sticking there.”Weir may not always get the respect he deserves, but in times of trouble he almost always seem to answer all the questions around him.”Respect is earned, but sometimes even when you deserve it a lot of people don’t show you that respect. I know that I am respected in some areas of the sport so I’m good with that. Respect is being shown from the people who need to show it,” said Weir.Another medal at a major championships will not only again defy the odds, but may also take his respect to greater heights.andre.lowe@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

English Premier League Reviews

first_imgBARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWSCHELSEA 3 SUNDERLAND 1GOALS:- CHELSEA: IVANOVIC 5th; PEDRO 13th; OSCAR PEN 50th. SUNDERLAND: BORINI 52nd.Chelsea began life without JosÈ Mourinho by punishing a poor Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. The Blues, watched by incoming caretaker boss Guus Hiddink, took an early lead through Branislav Ivanovic and added a second before the break through Pedro. Oscar’s penalty confirmed the win, though Fabio Borini replied in the second half.EVERTON 2 LEICESTER CITY 3GOALS:- EVERTON: LUKAKU 32nd; MIRALLAS 87th. LEICESTER: MAHREZ PEN 27th, PEN 65th; OKAZAKI 69th.Leicester ensured they will be top of the Barclays Premier League at Christmas by beating Everton at Goodison Park. Riyad Mahrez scored the first of two penalties after Ramiro Funes Mori held back Shinji Okazaki. Romelu Lukaku levelled, but Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard tripped Jamie Vardy to allow Mahrez to convert from the spot a second time. Okazaki scored a third for the Foxes, who held on despite Kevin Mirallas’ late strike.MANCHESTER UNITED 1NORWICH CITY 2GOALS:- UNITED: MARTIAL 66th. VILLA: JEROME 38th; TETTEY 54th.The pressure is on Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal after his team were humbled by struggling Norwich at Old Trafford. Norwich took the lead in the first half through Cameron Jerome. It got worse for the home side in the second half, as Jerome broke clear to feed Alex Tettey, who netted from close range. Anthony Martial pulled a goal back, but United’s winless run is now six games, while Norwich are out of the drop zone.NEWCASTLE UNITED 1ASTON VILLA 1GOALS:- NEWCASTLE: COLOCCINI 38th. VILLA: AYEW 61st.A wonderful second-half strike from Jordan Ayew earned Barclays Premier League bottom-club Aston Villa a valuable point at Newcastle. Ayew drove into the top corner from inside the area to cancel out Fabricio Coloccini’s close-range opener. Both sides had chances to win in the closing stages, with Newcastle striker Georginio Wijnaldum and Villa’s Rudy Gestede having shots saved.SOUTHAMPTON 0TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2GOALS:- TOTTENHAM: KANE 40th; ALLI 43rd.Harry Kane scored on his 100th Tottenham appearance, as they moved into the Barclays Premier League top four with victory at struggling Southampton. Kane broke through the Saints’ defensive line and finished coolly for a 10th goal in his past 10 games. Soon after, Dele Alli benefitted from some lax defending to score from close range and put Spurs firmly in control.STOKE CITY 1CRYSTAL PALACE 2GOALS:- STOKE: BOJAN PEN 76th. PALACE: WICKHAM PEN 45th; LEE 88th.Lee Chung-yong came off the bench to claim an 88th-minute winner for Crystal Palace at Stoke, leaving the Eagles level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham. Connor Wickham’s penalty gave Palace a first-half lead, but after Stoke levelled from the spot when Damien Delaney was punished for handball and Bojan stepped up to dispatch his fourth goal of the season, Lee found the net with a 30-yard shot which sailed past Jack Butland on 88 minutes.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2GOALS:- WBA: McAULEY 79th. BOURNEMOUTH: SMITH 52nd; DANIELD PEN 87th.Charlie Daniels’ late penalty earned Bournemouth a third successive Barclays Premier League victory at the expense of West Brom, who finished with nine men.The Baggies were a man down in the 34th minute when James McClean was shown red for scything down Adam Smith.The Cherries took the lead when Smith fired in low from 20 yards, before Gareth McAuley equalised with a header. Daniels crashed home the winner three minutes from time, before Salomon Rondon saw red for a clash with Dan Gosling.last_img read more

Laurie Foster: Good job Calabar High

first_img Add Russell ‘Midnight’ Thompson and his vivid story-telling – fiction with a sprinkling of fact – the five- or six-strong Wynter clan, all representing the black and green, and the call was like that following a Sir Garfield Sobers extra-cover drive – “not a man moved”. They all craved their ‘I was there’ status and had to be seen in the place – talk about distraction as the distant sound of a gunshot, piercing the air at intervals, indicating the start of yet another, seemingly irrelevant race. There was a cost for all this. Those highly anticipated races went by without the visual input of some of the most ardent followers of the sport. Thank you, ‘Stewie’ Spencer for passing by and bringing the group to attention as to what had been missed. It was a good day, and the hospitality of the homesters was first-class. It only needs a little fine-tuning to get the event in more spectator-friendly mode. Calabar has a tradition of excellence in the sport to uphold. Wint and McKenley started the trend, and those now in the limelight are carrying the baton, protected by a host of well-wishers. There can be no better way to concretise the tradition of the ‘Utmost for the Highest’. They were summoned to perform last Saturday, and the response was tumultuous. “Here, Sir.” Good job, Calabar! Saturday, January 23, 2016, was a significant day in the already richly endowed history of Jamaica’s track and field. It signalled the dawn of a new day in which Calabar High School hosted a track meet on a home-based, synthetic surface. The event was in honour of two of its athletic products who have etched their names in the annals of the sport around which the country has received its most global acclaim. That such prominence, privilege, and prestige should have gone to Red Hills Road was indeed fitting, given that school’s meaningful contribution to the process. The celebrants, Herb McKenley and Dr Arthur Wint, stand as the first two Jamaicans to record medals at the highest echelon of the sport. These came at the 1948 London Olympics when the country, not then an independent nation, huddled under the Union Jack, singing God Save the King, took gold (400m) and silver (800m) from Wint’s efforts, and silver (400m) from the McKenley performance. As if by a divine mandate, with the demands of history not to be denied, Saturday last was to feature a spectacle that could not have been accorded a more appropriate stage. On display, opening the year of the XXXI Olympiad, were two home-grown athletes of a more recent generation, both given to top world ranking at their age levels in the 400m, similar to Wint and McKenley. Javon Francis and Christopher Taylor have made their announcement that they would be factors to be considered when up against their global competitors. Francis took the spotlight at the 2013 Moscow World Championships after a spine-tingling anchor run in the 4x400m relay that plucked a silver medal out of nothing. His 44.00 split called to mind the gold medal, world record-breaking leg of 44.6 at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics by the undisputed great, Herb McKenley. Taylor ran to Jamaica’s only gold at the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia, last year, registering 45.27, not only a national youth (Under-18) record, but the second-best ever for a 15-year-old. If ever the healthy tradition was on the doorstep of repeat greatness, the time must be now – the prospect of it being cemented, mouth-watering. That the raison d’Ítre for being present was sidelined is testimony to the atmosphere and ambiance that was the Red Hills facility on the day. The presence of old stagers in local scholastic sport, representing the administrative, supporter or on-the-field cohort, detracted somewhat from the competition, however enticing. This columnist, in several aborted attempts to take up trackside viewing advantage, was thwarted by absorbing conversation with such sporting stalwarts as Bernie Panton of a former local governing body fame and a Calabar old-timer; ‘Bowla’ Morant of mid-60’s Fortis football glory; and Devon ‘Stone Age’ Smith, who they all acknowledged to have been a fierce middle-order batsman at the host school. NOT A MAN MOVEDlast_img read more

VCB grateful for support at 5K

first_imgIt was a family affair at Vere Technical High School yesterday as athletes from that institution dominated the first staging of the Veronica Campbell-Brown Foundation 5K, with Britnie Dixon and Kimoy Cohen being crowned the respective female and male champions. Campbell Brown, who was present at the meet along with her husband, Omar, and manager Claude Bryan, was very pleased with the support. “We are grateful for the support as it is the first one, and we will build on it for next year. The main thing we are doing is for two reasons: for charity to help the VCB Foundation to help with girls in high school, and for athletes in building a healthy lifestyle,” said Campbell-Brown. As part of her work in philanthropy, among other things, four students are afforded scholarships through the VCB Foundation each year. The race started early in the morning at the school’s main gate, as the athletes journeyed to the Wembley Football Club main gate and back. Dixon stopped the clock at 19 minutes, 13.40 seconds, while Cohen covered the course in 17:09.75. The top-three finishers among the females were all Vere Technical students, as Kris-Ann Plummer, 19:17.64, and Alithia Ferron, 19:31.93, were second and third, respectively. Among the males, second place went to veteran road-race runner Horace Burey, who represented Island Smile, in 17:18.74, while third went to Vere Technical athlete Oshane Lightbody in 18:31.93. On hand at yesterday’s staging were several executive members of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association in assistant secretary Marie Tavares, committee member Maxine Brown and recorder Ewan Scott.last_img read more